15/05/2009

Man Killed During Dublin Shootout

A man has died in a shootout involving a criminal gang and the police in Dublin.

A second man has also been injured during an attempted raid on a cash-in-transit van.

Gardaí from the Organised Crime Unit say they intercepted an armed criminal group at Foxborough Road, Lucan, Co Dublin just after 12pm today.

The dead man was one of two suspected raiders shot during the foiled raid.

A Gardaí spokesman said: "During the incident a number of shots were fired and two men were injured. One of the men has since died in hospital. The State Pathologist has been contacted."

Four men aged in their 20s have been arrested and are currently being detained in Lucan and Ronanstown Garda Stations.

At least one sawn-off shotgun has been recovered, along with a stolen car.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has confirmed that it is are now investigating the incident.

Witnesses or anyone with information in relation to the incident are asked to contact Lucan Garda Station 01-666 7300 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

(DW/BMcC)

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